• On The Front Porch – Kenny Thacker

    Many bluegrass musicians first developed their love of this genre from listening carefully to their grandparents and other relatives making music. Kenny Thacker is no different. On his latest release, On the Front Porch, this Kentucky-born pastor pays tribute to

  • A final word from Butch Baldassari

    SoundArt Recordings has announced an early August release for a new project from Butch Baldassari and Van Manakas, Leavin' Tennessee, which was completed shortly before Butch succumbed to an aggressive brain cancer in 2009. The album features Butch on mandolin with

  • Wednesday night at IBMA – part 2

    Here's the second part of late night wanderings around the showcases. There was some really great music being played late last night, and I didn't even make it to any of the jam sessions happening on various floors of the